Moonspell – ‘Alpha Noir/Omega White’ CD

Price: $20.13 USD

Moonspell has never been known as a traditional metal band. Undoubtedly, they have almost always maintained a metal element in their sound, but it has never been the sole influence.

Over twenty years and multiple albums, they have dabbled with world music, rock, goth, electronics, industrial, and more while integrating a varying level of metal. However, even over the past few albums, as they have slowly moved towards a streamlined black metal sound, it has only seemed “streamlined” concerning their previous works. That is why ‘Alpha Noir’ is such a surprise.

With the release of ‘Alpha Noir,’ Moonspell have stripped its sound down to its core elements. The deep goth vocals that have almost always been a significant facet of the band’s sound comprise no more than thirty seconds of the entire album, and the keyboards have been relegated to a very subtle support role. This is in addition to a noticeable absence of female vocals, electronics and industrial elements. We are left with an album that derives its power almost entirely from thrashy, blackened riffs and visceral growls, and it works very well.

In all actuality, ‘Alpha Noir’ will probably be more challenging for longtime fans to accept than the casual listener because, to the former, the album will feel like it is “missing” something. At the same time, the latter will take it for what it is: a solid collection of no-frills metal that pulls from the darker realms of the genre.

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Additional information

Weight 0.20 lbs
Dimensions 4.84 × 5.59 × 0.47 in
Item

174087

Artist

Moonspell

Country

Portugal

Genre

Gothic Dark Metal

Publisher

Napalm Records

Published

April 27th, 2012

Edition

Original

Type

Compact Disk

Format

Jewelcase

Exclusive

No

Gender

Unisex

Tracklist

01. Axis Mundi
02. Lickanthrope
03. Versus
04. Alpha Noir
05. Em Nome Do Medo
06. Opera Carne
07. Love is Blasphemy
08. Grand Stand
09. Sine Missione

Time

01:18:00

Care

Dry storage

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Moonspell - ‘Alpha Noir/Omega White’
Moonspell – ‘Alpha Noir/Omega White’ CD
Price: $20.13 USD
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